Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien asked us to find some examples of ways other cities are tackling privacy issues. We’re just getting started but we found Redlands CA’s Citizens Privacy Council right away.
Here’s their mission statement, with their capitalization but possibly different line breaks:
“To Promote Transparency in the City of Redlands’ use of surveillance technology through citizen involvement and input
With the Purpose of Creating and Maintaining a Balance between Public Safety Requirements and Citizen Privacy Needs when Utilizing Surveillance Tools for Crime Prevention,
Detection, Investigation, and Prosecution”
You can download a PDF of their bylaws here.